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The Renegade Writer’s Guide to Query Letters that Rock

193333809101_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v59175064__1 Most books about writing are useless to professional writers–a glowing exception are those written by Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli, who together have created a series called The Renegade Writer.

In this, their latest installation, they reprint queries that worked, and interview the writer and the editor about how the query came about and why it rang the editor’s chimes.

I also like this book because I’m in it, talking about my query that lead to the story on Curves. My Inc. editor, Larry Kanter, says very nice things about my work in his bit, and it’s always good to have that sort of thing in writing.